Rise (Bad Brains album)

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Studio album by Bad Brains
Released August 17, 1993
Recorded April 1993
Genre Hardcore punk, reggae, alternative metal
Length 41:12
Label Epic
Producer Beau Hill
Bad Brains chronology
Spirit Electricity
God of Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B−)[2]
Robert Christgau (dud)[3]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars[4]

Rise is the fifth full-length studio album by hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains. It is the first Bad Brains album to be released on a major label (Epic Records) and is notable for the absence of two original members: here, a young Israel Joseph I replaces vocalist H.R. and Cro-Mags drummer Mackie Jayson, who was a session musician on the band's previous album Quickness, replaces drummer Earl Hudson.

The album was released in the wake of a number of funk rock acts whose sounds recalled the latter work of Bad Brains.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rise" (Joseph I, Jenifer)
  2. "Miss Freedom" (Joseph I, Jenifer)
  3. "Unidentified" (Jenifer, Miller, Jayson)
  4. "Love Is the Answer" (Joseph I, Jenifer, Miller)
  5. "Free" (Joseph I, Jenifer, Jayson)
  6. "Hair" (L. Graham)
  7. "Coming in Numbers" (Jenifer, Miller)
  8. "Yes Jah" (Joseph I, Miller)
  9. "Take Your Time" (Joseph I, Jenifer, Miller, Jayson)
  10. "Peace of Mind" (Joseph I, Jenifer, Miller, Jayson)
  11. "Without You" (Joseph I, Jenifer)
  12. "Outro" (Jenifer, Miller)



  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Rise - Bad Brains". AllMusic. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly (8/20/93, p. 62) - "...they can play, all right..." - Rating: B-
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Bad Brains". Consumer Guide. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Q (10/93, p. 103) - 3 Stars - Good - "...[Bad Brains] celebrate the inevitable sell-out with RISE....[the] songs manage to thrash in a civilized fashion..."